Korea’s thriving beauty empire branches out far beyond just makeup and skincare. There’s something idiosyncratic about “Korean beauty” that distinguishes itself from mere products — it’s an aesthetic that people try to achieve from head to toe, and one of the major aspects of the K-beauty look many strive for are the hairdos. From perms, bobs, short fringes and the like, the demand for Korean hairdos are on the up, and fortunately, Singapore has plenty of Korean hair salons to meet the demand.
Here are our favourites to help you look like a K-star.
Zinc Korean Hair Salon
Located within Millenia Walk, Zinc Korean Hair Salon promises the full Korean experience with its all-Korean team. These young hairstylists are constantly in the know of the hottest Korean trends, you’ll be able to achieve Korean-idol inspired hairstyles.
Zinc Korean Hair Salon, 9 Raffles Blvd, #02-48/49, Singapore 039596, +65 8799 3357
Be De Bon Salon
Be De Bon Salon means “be good” in French, and the destination aims to live up to its name. This salon offers a comfortable experience with its many services, from complimentary WiFi and charging stations. The salon also has a cafe extension where they provide comfort food and beverages to keep its customers satisfied. You can also get professional pictures taken of your new hair at its in-house photography studio, Studio De Bon.
Be De Bon Salon, 68 Orchard Road, #04-72 Plaza Singapura Singapore 238839, +65 6238 8083
Mode has a star-studded team of stylists, including BK, a hairstylist who works for Korean rapper Jay Park whenever he’s here in Singapore. At Mode Studio, you’re bound to be getting celebrity treatment as well. Enter the salon and you’ll be greeted with its luxurious interiors, plush sofas, and full-length glass mirrors. Don’t miss out on their wine and champagne while giving your hair a treat.
Walking On Sunshine
This Instagram-worthy salon is full of luscious greenery and industrial decor. The list of stylists at Walking on Sunshine declare themselves the ‘A’ team, comprising popular stylists from top salons in Singapore. It also offers a new service from Korea called Scalp Micro Pigmentation, made to create semipermanent pigments on the scalp for those suffering thinning hair. Walking on Sunshine also offers salad boxes and beverages for customers on-the-go.
Walking On Sunshine, 181 Orchard Rd, #03-07 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896, +65 8877 8800
The Space Hair Salon
If you’re thinking of trying out a perm this year, this is the place to go as The Space Hair Salon is owned by Korean perm expert, Lee Han. This cosy boutique salon makes sure you’re receiving full attention with not more than two customers per stylist. Look for Lee Han for natural perms and Jenny for bigger and more defined waves.
The Space Hair Salon, 2 Handy Rd, #04-06 The Cathay, Singapore 229233, +65 6737 0406